7.07.2009

Paint + Dry Erase = Every Idea Realised




I just came across IdeaPaint, an awesome new product that covers like paint, but turns any surface into a dry erase board.

It began in "2002 when a group of college buddies were brainstorming on a business project. The more ideas they had, the less room they had to write them. Frustrated, the conversation turned away from the assignment to the problem at hand. Too bad we just can't paint the walls and write all over them(www.ideapaint.com)."

I want an entire studio, no, house painted with this stuff. How convenient would it be to be able to write/sketch/brainstorm everything the second you think of it... forget writing it down later or interrupting ideas to go find a sketchbook...


Images courtesy www.ideapaint.com.

Sweet Reuse: Contemporary Container Architecture


Images Courtesy:
http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/06/maison-idekit-shipping-container-homes.html



I've often thought how cool it would be to make homes/buildings out of containers. Check it out:

The residential Quebec home pictured above consists of seven recycled shipping containers. Architect Bernard Morin and his wife, Joyce Labelle, was built as the very first of many to come from their new company: Maison Idekit. The goal: to "help homeowners turn containers into architecturally unique, and inexpensive, homes."

"IDEKIT's first home is 3,000 square feet with four-bedrooms. It cost about $175,000 to build", not much different than homes already on the market of similar stature.... but a little greener.



Sweet Idea + Sweet Design.